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  1. P

    Does a 13A plug in oven need to be wired into a cooker switch in rental properties ?

    Hi, a landlord got in touch this weekend as they wanted to change an old gas oven for an electric one in their rental property. It would be a small single oven, under 1.5 kwh, and comes supplied and fitted with a plug from the manufacturer. The plan was simply to plug this into an available...
  2. markthebuilder

    Commercial Split 3 phase across 2 domestic properties

    Hi gents I m looking for info comments advice that will help me look knowledgeable to my boss (money man) northen power grid. & mep consultant . I have been given a project to split 26 student clusters (6 bed) into 54 x 2 bed flats. current supply and metering to each student cluster is as per...
  3. J

    Domestic Help on learning heating systems for domestic properties

    Could someone point me in the right direction for learning everything I need to know on heating systems throughout my apprenticeship I didn’t get to do a lot of it and would like to know my stuff . Thanks
  4. J

    1 head, 2x properties- check meter

    Afternoon Looked at a rewire/ rear extension job today They are turning the one property into 2- the ground floor side annex will consist of 1x dining/kitchen area and bedroom with en-suite (gas heated) So electrical load will not be a issue They do not want a new head and meter for the 2nd...
  5. haptism

    Insulation properties of heat shrink, and tape

    Have question thats been on my mind for a while. Does anyone know if; at 250 -500 v, a single layer of heat shrink, or a single layer of insulation tape for that matter, covering a bare conductor, sufficient insulation against ?? direct contact/a shock ? It seems a bit thin in comparison to to...
  6. O

    475 properties .................... don't be fooled

    I was the lucky recipient of this email today (information redacted): Good Morning, Due to further expansion within the GU Postcode Area, Nxxxxxxxx Dxxxxxxx Sxxxxxxx require a qualified Electrician to maintain a 12 month contract. You will be required to look after 475 domestic rental...
  7. R

    RCDs tripping at several properties

    Hi, I'm a resident at a Park Home site (glorified caravans) with about 50 houses. On Saturday a.m. my fuse box RCD tripped out but only for the sockets. I assumed that I was at fault and proceeded to isolate appliances to find the culprit. That afternoon it went again. At that time I became...
  8. pirate

    Update on Smoke Alarms In Rented Properties

    I know this was on a thread recently, but it's easier to start a new one, just to bring those of you in Scotland up to date. This is from the Scottish Association of Landlords today: "We are delighted to report that after a long campaign by SAL, the housing minister has announced that fire...
  9. M

    8 flats that he rented out through an agent so as far as he was led to believe everything was done..

    hiya lads now be gentle as i would like some guidence one of my friends has 8 flats that he rented out through an agent so as far as he was led to believe everything was being done correctly. After a letter from one of his tenants through an organisation called frontine issues were brought to...
  10. D

    Certification requirements??

    hi folks, Have recently started out as a self employed electrician in Scotland here and at the moment am not with Select or NICEIC (hoping to join next year). Question is, do I need certain qualifications to work on commercial properties? From my understanding I realise that I cannot do EICRs...
  11. D

    Certification for commercial??

    hi folks, Have recently started out as a self employed electrician in Scotland here and at the moment am not with Select or NICEIC (hoping to join next year). Question is, do I need certain qualifications to work on commercial properties? From my understanding I realise that I cannot do...
  12. N

    Domestic Thoughts on How To Price These Jobs?

    I just got an email from a guy I know from way back, he owns a good sized plumbing and heating company (also has many rental properties) and he has asked me to put together quotes various electrical works. Mostly heating related. I've not long gone out on my own so I'm trying to get a handle...
  13. C

    Flooded areas, increased work?

    Are any of you guys benefiting from increased work where areas have been flooded? I was expecting a deluge (Pardon the pun) of remedial work but not much so far. Shades of the broken window fallacy, but work is work!
  14. I

    Domestic New to domestic periodics

    Hi guys, I've been in the commercial side of things for god knows how long now as QS for the company I worked for, however I have now changed jobs and am more involved in domestic and residential, I have my NICEIC assessment in December and was looking for some guidance on the most effective way...
  15. G

    NO water mains

    With regards to main bonding, what is the solution if there is no sign of a water mains? The plummer says the stop cock is outside the property in the street and there is no off valve coming into the house.
  16. I

    Is a Display Energy Certificate ok for a community building?

    We have a client who has just had an Display Energy Certificate completed for a community building. I am about to advise that it should have been an Energy Performance Certificate for Feed in Tariff purposes. Is that right or can business and community centres use a Display Energy Certificates...
  17. J

    EPC Guidelines

    I am looking for the new EPC Guidelines that have been published in regards to Solar PV I have a few commercial jobs to price and would like to know if they are included in the guidelines or is it just domestic properties? I suspect not. Is their any properties that are exempt from EPC after...
  18. S

    RCDs in Rental Properties

    One of my regular Customers: a landlord, has had a letter today from his LA, stating that he must have RCDs in all his Rental houses. Very limited information received, but I am waiting for a copy of said letter. What I am wondering is is there a legal requirement to have RCDs installed into...
  19. S

    Two roofs for arrays plugged into neigbouring 3 phase supply

    Customer wants to put 2 x 4kw arrays onto the properties he owns next to his business as they have the perfect roofs. He has a large electric demand so needs to plug into the business supply and get everything available. Apart from balancing the loads over 3 phase and accepting that it would be...
  20. P

    Pricing - by size

    I have been asked to price the periodic testing of local council properties, such as libraries, schools etc. The only information I have been given is the size of the buildings, for example 145 sq/mtr. I have got to submit a price for testing each sq.mtr so if I charged £1 per mtr the full cost...
  21. S

    Domestic Smoke alarms in rental properties

    Hey up all, finally actually STARTIN a thread as opposed to just reading them for once! Im sure this has been done before but thought id ask. Client is doing up an old 2 up 2 down terrace to rent out and got quite a few bits to do. Not a full re-wire just board change, extra sockets, bonding...
  22. tuckermot

    whats this sort of work ?

    Going to interview tommorow had quick chat on phone to employer and was told the work is void work any one know what is it ? Rich
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